Beatrice Road, Oxted, RH8 0AY
LOCATION This detached home is located in the very heart of Oxted town centre, just a couple of minutes walk to the main line station. This commuter town is surrounded by national trust land, and boasts the ever popular Master Park offering year round events. Oxted station provides a mainline service to East Croydon and central London (London Bridge and Victoria – 40 minutes). The town includes a Leisure Complex with swimming pool, Independent boutique Cinema and a range of shops including a Morrisons and a Waitrose. Junction 6 of the M25 is approximately 3 miles distant. There are a number of good local state and independent schools for all ages, some within walking distance. These include Limpsfield and Downs Way Infant Schools, St Marys Junior School and Oxted Secondary School in the state sector and Hazelwood School in the independent sector.
DESCRIPTION An attractive iron gate from one of Oxted’s popular residential road leads up the block pathway to the impressive front door. The house has been lovingly maintained over the years and benefits from high quality leaded light double glazed windows throughout, solid 1920’s panel doors, an alarm system and a modern gas boiler. There have been some extensions and improvements over the years but there is still scope to put ones own stamp on the property, perhaps even to convert an area to a self contained one bedroomed annexe.
The spacious entrance hall has beautiful walnut flooring and gives access to the main reception rooms. The dining room also has solid wood flooring and a handy hatch through to the kitchen with views through the leaded light double glazed windows to the front garden. The sitting room boasts a square bay window which compliments the ornate cornicing above and the gas fireplace has a marble hearth and surround with a wooden mantle. The drawing room has a bay window with a patio door inset, leading out to the garden, this room has a feature dado rail and leads through to the westerly facing sun room. This room, having a solid ceiling with three glass sides, feels like an extension of the year round living accommodation and not just a sunny spot to be used in the summer. Double patio doors open out to the garden. The kitchen was refitted approximately 5 years ago and comprises a range of wall and base units with soft close doors and drawers, an attractive granite worktop and a sink with mixer tap set beneath the window. Integrated appliances include a tall fridge, double oven, gas hob with extractor over and dishwasher. A skylight to the ceiling allows the light to flood in creating a bright and airy feel to the room which is spacious enough to fit a dining table in. There is no shortage of storage with a large walk-in larder as well as a built in, shelved storage cupboard. A separate utility room offers further storage units, a stainless steel sink, space for a tall freezer and a door to the rear garden. This leads to the rear lobby area housing the boiler and offers ample space for a tumble dryer, from here the main back door gives easy access to the parking and garage. Interestingly this area would be ideal for a self contained annex, the shower room with w.c. and basin sits off the utility and the stairs exclusively lead up to the fourth bedroom that benefits from a dual aspect view, a wash hand basin and storage cupboard.
The three main bedrooms are accessed from the main hallway via the primary staircase with a leaded light window to the landing. The landing has an airing cupboard and access to a spacious loft with a ladder and light. The master bedroom has a good range of fitted wardrobes, a window to the front and decorative cornicing. There are two further double bedrooms, one to the front and one to the rear of the house. The family bathroom is very spacious with a shower cubicle, bath with hand held shower, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, w.c. with high level cistern, part tiled walls, decorative cornicing, built in storage and an electric heated towel rail.
OUTSIDE The westerly facing garden is fully fenced and wraps round three sides of the house. This thoughtfully landscaped and lovingly cared for garden is a good size for the centre of town. It is mainly laid to lawn with a small vegetable patch, a fish pond, small storage shed, plenty of flower borders and a patio area. The wide garage has an electric up and over door and benefits from power, light and rear access to the garden. In front of the garage there is space to park for one or two cars.
BEST BITS: In terms of location, this house is ideally situated for convenience to the centre of town, and set at the quiet end of this popular road with arguably the best plot in the direct vicinity. Characterful, spacious, central location and great potential.
* Impressive and centrally located 1920’s detached property
* Four double bedrooms
* Four receptions rooms
* Garage and parking
* Well maintained and good sized garden
* Potential for an annexe
* 2356 Sq ft
* Max broadband speed 200.00Mbps
* Council Tax band F
* EPC rating D